Appointed Second Judicial District Judge by Governor Jesse Ventura on June 17, 2002. Elected in 2004, 2010, and 2016. His current term expires Jan. 2023.Education:
University of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctor, 1981
University of MinnesotaBar Admission:
Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Admitted to Minnesota State Bar, 1981; United States District Court, 1982Professional Experience:
McCollum, Crowley, Vehanen, Moschet & Miller, Ltd.; American Family Insurance Company; Ostgard, Higgs & Warner; Engebretson & AssociatesProfessional Activities:
Co-Chair, Ramsey County District Court ProBono Committee.
Volunteer Mentor, University of St. Thomas Law School Mentor Program, 2003-2004.
Member of the Multistate Performance Test Policy Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 2002-present.
Member of the Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners, 1992-2002.
Member of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Policy Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 1996-2002.
Board of Directors, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, 1993-2002.
Author “Reservations of Rights and Denials of Coverage”, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook. Professional Memberships:
Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force, 1991-1993.
Minnesota State Bar Association; Ramsey County Bar Association; Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers; Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court